After the launch of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition last year, most thought that would have been the end of the road for the title. Besides, remasters hardly get in the way of post-launch content.
Well, recently, developer Forgotten Empires and Microsoft are working on something exciting, as they’ve just unveiled a full expansion for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, titled Lords of the West.
In this new expansion, there are two additional civilizations, the Burgundians and Sicilians and also equipped with three new voiced campaigns in which players can decide to take on the roles of the Dukes of Burgundy, Edward Longshanks, and more.
Also, players will get the chance to experience 16 new achievements.
You can find out more about Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, precisely the Lords of West expansion:
Pre-order LORDS OF THE WEST—the first official expansion to #AgeofEmpiresIIDE—on Steam or the Windows Store now! Enhance your Age II experience with:
🛡️ 2 new CIVS!
⚔️ 3 new CAMPAIGNS!
🏆 16 new ACHIEVEMENTS!
— AgeOfEmpires (@AgeOfEmpires) December 15, 2020
2 Newly Added Civilizations • Burgundians – Rise from a mere duchy to the marvel of Western Europe through economic might, cultural achievement, and the use of advanced military technology and tactics. The Burgundian unique unit is the Coustillier, a cavalry unit that utilizes a powerful shock attack when charging into battle. • Sicilians – Experience the diverse cultures and martial spirit of the Mediterranean’s crossroads as you build one of the most coveted kingdoms of medieval Europe. The Sicilian unique unit is the Serjeant, a hardy infantry unit that can construct the formidable Donjon.
3 New, Fully Voiced Campaigns • Edward Longshanks – A bitter hostage of rebel barons, Edward Longshanks vows to reclaim his birthright and lead a shattered England to unprecedented heights of prestige and fortitude. A shrewd commander and cunning politician, his merciless methods are effective yet amoral. Follow him as his thirst for power and glory takes him throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and even on Crusade! In this campaign, you will play as the Britons. • The Grand Dukes of the West – For decades, the dukes of Burgundy have been embroiled in a bloody struggle over control of the mad French king using their cunning, military prowess, and immense wealth. However, as the blood that they spill is paid for with the blood of their own, their focus turns increasingly northwards as they aim to create a kingdom of their own. In this campaign, you will play as the Burgundians. • The Hautevilles – Robert de Hauteville left Normandy in 1047 CE with a small rubber band. Within a century, members of his family became dukes in Italy, princes in the Holy Land, and even kings of Sicily. Join these intrepid Norman adventurers as they fuse three cultures into Europe’s most tolerant and sophisticated kingdom. In this campaign, you will play as the Sicilians.
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is now ready on PC. However, the Lords of the West expansion drops on January 26, but be prepared with a $10 bill.